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Teachers Fight to Get Guns Outlawed at University

There’s a new law in Texas that will soon allow teachers and students to carry firearms in schools around the state. That means that people will be able to carry right into a campus or a university. Professors Mia Carter, Lisa Moore, and Jennifer Glass are all concerned about the new law and are working […]

Repercussions of Driving Without a License

There’s no two ways about it.  Driving a car is a privilege, not a right, that requires the acquisition of a valid driver’s license.  But even if you learned how to drive a car in your parent’s backyard or used to drive the truck on the family farm, that’s not enough to obtain it.  In […]

Setting up a Small Business Means Getting a License

In Florida, if you own a small business, you need a license – it is that simple. But, what type of license you need could vary. Every business must have a general business license. This is called a business tax receipt and is received from your tax collector. The county and municipality you live in […]

Types of Licenses in Florida

Most people think of a license as the plastic ID we all get when we pass the dreaded Motor Vehicle driving test.  This is the first experience most of us have with licensing.  As you progress through life, you will most likely obtain a few more.  Here is a list of some of the licenses […]

Licenses: Opening a Restaurant in Florida

You love to cook and you live in Florida.  Everyone you know rants about the food you prepare.  The next logical step is for you to open your own restaurant and start raking in money.  But before you hang up the open sign, there are some licenses you will need to obtain first. As soon […]

Nursing Licensing

Nursing has been around for centuries.  We probably associate Clara Barton as the first real nurse here in the United States.  She was the founder of the Red Cross.  In reality, those who provided comfort and medical attention to the ill and wounded most likely existed many, many years before that.  It was probably easy […]

Weapon Licensing in Florida

Guns; this is certainly one hot topic these days.  The 2nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to own and bear arms to citizens of the United States.  This amendment to the Constitution was added in 1791.  There is an argument over the fact that over 200 years ago this amendment made more […]

Everything You Need to Know about Licensing in General

It is easy to cringe at the thought of needing a license these days to go out and do just about anything.  We need a license to learn to drive a car and then another one to drive it and then we have to renew it years later.  We need a license to hunt, fish, […]

Licenses for Alcohol Sale and Distribution

Alcohol is not considered a controlled substance, but it is subject to regulation by the government.  It has many properties that could qualify it as such, but this isn’t about the controversy surrounding today’s alcohol consumption.  To avoid legal trouble, there are protocols you should be aware of and comply with. Different Types of Alcohol […]

When is it Time to Get a Business License?

If you own a business, you should already have one.  Having a business license is the way your revenue is tracked and taxes are recorded.  Since there are many types of businesses, it is important to check with your state and local laws pertaining to operating a business.  Licenses are usually held on multiple levels […]

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